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Urban Civic Education

University a leader in developing minor in Urban Civic Education Fresno State will graduate three students in December with a new Urban Civic Education minor designed to prepare leaders to address community issues. More →

 Prop 30

Fresno State Alumni Association Endorses Prop. 30

The Board of Directors' of the Fresno State Alumni Association (FSAA) has passed a resolution endorsing Proposition 30: Sales and Income Tax Increase.

"Without Prop. 30 passing on Nov. 6th, the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system will be faced with a 'trigger cut' of $250 million. The 'trigger cut' to Fresno State would be more than $13 million." reported Clyde Ford, president of the board of directors' of the FSAA. "Fresno State alumni and friends are urged to support Prop. 30, and in turn, support Fresno State and the CSU."

SEE the FSAA Resolution in Support of Prop. 30 →

Dr. Welty

Central Valley Business Incubator honors President Welty - The inaugural honoree of the Prepetual John D. Welty Visionary Stewardship Award is Fresno State President Welty, the award's namesake. More →

Gameday in a Box

Gameday in a Box is the newest Red Wave must have!

Whether you are at the office or Bulldog Stadium, fans can show they are "Bulldog Born and Bulldog Bred" with the Gameday in a Box! Order your Gameday in a Box today! →

Save Mart Center

The Save Mart Center at Fresno State is the second-ranked collegiate arena through the third quarter of 2012 based on ticket sales for entertainment events, as reported by Pollstar, the leading trade publication for the concert industry. More →


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Featured Scholars

Karen Kwan


Karen Kwan
Antonio & Louise Petrosino Scholarship



Dalton Runberg


Dalton Runberg
Nathan Hathaway Collegian Scholarship



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Technology and Food: From Kitchen to Table
November 9 I Attend the second program of the Friends of the Library about innovative dinner preparation service. For more information, call 559.278.5790.

The Lawful Practice of Physical Therapy
November 9 I Dr. James Syms presents The Lawful Practice of Physical Therapy in California. This course will receive the current governance structure that allows for lawful regulated practice of physical therapy in California. More →

House of BluesCSU Mega-Mixer: House of Blues
November 13 | Join alumni and friends of Fresno State, Cal State Bakersfield, CSU Fullerton, CSU Dominquez Hills, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU San Bernardino and CSU Northridge at the legendary House of Blues in Downtown Disney District. More →

Red, White, Wine

Red, White and Wine
November 15 I Join the Alumni & Friends of the Craig School of Business for an evening of wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the Alumni and Friends Scholarship Endowment. More →

Night in Italia
November 15 I The Kremen School of Education and Human Development Alumni and Friends invites you to the annual Night in Italia in memory of Phillip Patino (1949). More →

Le Vin Nouveau
November 15 I Meet your friends and co-workers at the Fresno State Winery for a French tradition of tasting new Fresno State wines. More →

The Evening of Elegance
December 8 I The 3rd annual scholarship banquet recognizing Fresno State students for their community service and academic endeavors. More →


More events at the FSAA event page


Campaign for Fresno StateThe Campaign for Fresno State enters its final year! - After raising $
194,590,701 million dollars, the university is nearly 97.3% to its goal of $200 million. With state funding going below 50 percent for the first time, private contributions like yours are more important now than ever. More →


MarshMarsh Affinity Groups - Dental, health and vision insurance policies at specially reduced Fresno State rates. Call toll-free: 888.560.ALUM or visit the website. More →

Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Policies - What are you paying for your insurance? Liberty Mutual is offering our alumni special discounted rates. Find out more about Liberty Mutual Home & Auto Insurance. Visit Liberty Mutual →

Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

Don't forget to support the FSAA by using your S.H.A.R.E.S. card at participating stores! Call the FSAA at 559.278.ALUM or email and we will send you a card so you can do your part to support the FSAA and student scholarships.

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Mark AraxMark Arax (1980), "A writer who lives in Fresno and has chronicled the [Central California] region's past and present" was featured, along with this family's recipe for Marinated Lamb, in "Heavenly Earth," published in the Sun. Oct. 14, 2012 issue of The New York Times' Magazine. More →


Kim AskewKim Askew (1993) is the co-author of the Shakespeare-inspired series of YA novels from Merit Press. The first two books,"Exposure" and "Tempestuous," will be available in hardcover in early 2013. She was recently highlighted in "The Collegian." More →

Alexan Balekian


Alexan Balekian (1998), well-known in the Central Valley television market, is now an on-air personality with KMJ 580 Radio, based in Fresno, Calif.




Julie Cleeland

Julie Cleeland (1980) has been named the new CEO of EYE-Q Vision Care in Fresno, Calif. She brings 33 years of medical administration to the new job.


Rocky HorrorThree Fresno State students and alumni are appearing in the Artists' Repertory Theatre production of "Rocky Horror Show" – Alexis Garriott (2009) as Janet; Hal Bolen, II (1971) as the Narrator; and Katherine Dorian (Student) as Magenta. Performances run through Nov. 24 at the California Arts Academy's Severance Theatre in Fresno's Tower District. More →


Steven GomesSteven Gomes (1972) , the Superintendent for Merced County Schools, is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation. Based in Salinas, Calif., it is a non-profit public benefit corporation committed to leadership training and transformational learning experiences.

Victor HernandezVictor Hernandez (1998) recently moved into a new senior role focusing on Technology & Strategy for CNN's worldwide reporting platforms. January of 2013 will mark his 10-year anniversary with CNN's global headquarters in Atlanta, the majority of which he's worked in Editorial leadership roles across its newsrooms.


Matt Heinrich

Congratulations to Fresno State student Matt Heinrich for being featured in the Modesto Bee's "Teen Hall of Fame!" More →


FLYPFLYP– Fresno's Leading Young Professionals – has presented its 4thannual awards to: Ryan Jacobsen (2002,'04) of the Fresno County Farm Bureau with the LEAD Award; Andy Sousa (1981) with the Fresno Community Food Bank with the SERVE Award; Jillian Coppler (2008) of Fresno Pacific University with the FLYP'er of the Year Award; and Pha Mouavangsou (Student) with the FLYP Graduate Scholarship Award. Congratulations!

UrinetownSix Fresno State alumni are appearing in "Urinetown – The Musical" being presented by the College of Sequoias from Nov. 9th to 17th in Visalia, Calif. They are: Christopher Mangels (1996), director; Terry Lewis (Alumnus) as Officer Lockstock and vocal coach; Danielle Jorn (Alumna) as Penelope Pennywise; Taylor Abels (2012) as Hope Cladwell; Daniel Rodriguez (2012) as Bobby Strong; and Matthew Freitas (2012) as McQueen.

Matt MazzeiMatthew Mazzei (2010) was guest violin soloist with the Kings County Symphony performing "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" by Saint-Saëns on Oct. 21st at Hanford High School. He is the founder of the internationally-recognized Rainbow Delegation and is also a graduate student majoring in violin performance.

Joel PickfordJoel Pickford (2009) has an exhibit titled "Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey through the Hmong Diaspora" on display at the Fresno Art Museum through Jan. 6, 2013. The project, which took eight years to complete, highlights the stories of the Hmong community in Laos, their journeys to the United States and the San Joaquin Valley, and their integration into American culture and society. More → 


Brian TurnerBrian Turner (1994), a nationally-recognized and award-winning poet, had his book "Here, Bullet" highlighted in "Parade" (Oct. 21, 2012) in the article titled Giving Voice to the War. "The strongest poems from Brian Turner's collection distill broth grisly reality and the unlikely flashes of beauty he witnessed during his year in Iraq as a [U.S. Army] infantry team leader," said the sidebar column. He was recognized at the 2010 Top Dog Alumni Awards by the Fresno State Alumni Association, on behalf of the College of Arts and Humanities. Turner is currently on the faculty of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev.


Timothy WhiteDr. Timothy P. White (1970) has been named the new chancellor of the 23-campus California State University system, which includes Fresno State. He is currently the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside.



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